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Place d'Armes, Montreal

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Watched over by the proud statue of Montreal's founder, Paul de Chomedey, Place d'Armes buzzes with history and is the second oldest public space in the city. When first developed in 1693 the square regularly staged various military events, it then became a hay and wood market and later around 1836, developed into a plush Victorian garden. Located in Old Montreal, the square provides a perfect starting point for a walking tour of some of the city's historic sights, including the Notre-Dame Basilica, Canada's first bank-- The Bank of Montreal, and the oldest building in Montreal, the Saint Sulpice Seminary. Plan to see Place d'Armes and other attractions that appeal to you using our Montreal trip itinerary maker website .
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  • Nice public square right across from Notre Dame Cathedral. There are several statutes as well as a fountain. There is also shaded seating around the square. Each time we passed a musician was there as...  more »
  • Place d'Armes is the square directly in front of Notre-Dame Basilica. It is a good place to relax and people watch. There is a monument to the founder of Montreal, as well as the English Pug and Frenc...  more »
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